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    October 9, 2012
    4:30 - 4:59am EDT  

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for apparent violation of his plea agreement. brown pled guilty to bank fraud. as a part of that plea brown is required to be truthful with authorities and disclose personal finances. the u.s. attorney's office is not commenting to the on the reason for the hearing. brown faces up to a year in prison. pepco and its workers reached tentative agreement on a contract avoiding strike. the membership still has to vote on that contract. neither side is providing specific details about the new deal but the union president is recommending members approve it. time for a first look at our forecast. veronica johnson joining us to tell us about the rain and cold. >> chilly. yesterday's high only 55. that was it. >> sad. >> it felt like late fall. early winter.
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snowshoe mountain resort in west virginia, look at the lift with flakes coming down. that started about 9:00 a.m. yesterday. they picked up a light coating there. as far as what we saw around here, we had showers kind of on and off yesterday. and this morning we're still left with a few showers moving through the area. 48 degrees the current temperature. the dew point at 44. so there has been a little bit of fog that's trying to get going but nothing that is all that dense yet. right now the numbers, 45 degrees in green belt, maryland. up north, montgomery county, 45 in rockville. 46 in manassas and warren ton. here we go. clouds across the area. the showers, they've been streaming southwest to northeast. again the last couple of hours. you can see we're left still with a big batch of wet from d.c. to front royal to fredericksburg. i expect that to move out by 7:00 a.m. this morning, jacket, 42 to 49. by noon, a little bit of sun. 52 to 55.
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the high today, 60. checking the roads for you. looks like good news around the road. early morning construction looks to be clear. if you're traveling along 66, making your way westbound from the beltway all the way to nuttily, construction there but it's clear as you're making your commute. no issues east or west bound on 66. either outside or inside the beltway. speaking of the beltway, traveling the beltway in virginia, travel lanes are open in this area as well. had a couple work zones in place, they're clear. as you make your commute around the beltway from virginia all the way to maryland, nice and clear. also on the inner loop at university boulevard, had a work zone there, it's now clear. those travel lanes are open but roads are wet so give yourself extra time if you're about to make your way out of the house. today is sentencing day for jerry sandusky, the former penn state assistant football coach convicted in june of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. sandusky did not testify at his
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trial but he is expected to speak at his sentencing. his victims will have a chance to give impact statements. yesterday sandusky released a statement from his cell on penn state radio maintaining his innocence. sandusky says he plans to file an appeal. >> we will continue to fight. we didn't lose the proven facts, evidence, accurate locations and times. anything can be said. we lost to speculation and stories that were influenced by people who wanted to convict me. we must fight unfairness and consistency and dishonesty. >> sandusky faces 60 to more than 400 years in prison. the first lady will make her way to northern virginia today to campaign for her husband. michelle obama will speak to supporters in ladu loudoun coun. both candidates and their spouses are making a strong push with less than a month to election day.
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the first lady's event openth to the public at 2:45 this afternoon. the president has catching up to do because of his oppon t opponent's strong debate performance. a new survey shows mitt romney holds a 4-point lead over the president 49% to 45%. this amounts to a huge swing. the poll also shows that romney's favorability is rising and that he's making gains among women and hispanic voters. this week republicans are focusing on winning over voters in north carolina. senators john mccain and behind day graham will be campaigning on behalf of mitt romney today in the battle ground state. house speaker john boehner will attend events for the gop presidential nominee on friday and saturday. romney himself will campaign in north carolina on thursday. he was in virginia yesterday. he told supporters in newport news that president obama would cut military spending, which will leave hundreds of thousands of virginians without a job.
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the president will be campaigning in ohio. he'll visit ohio state university in columbus. president obama held more than 30 campaign events on college campuses this year. he'll fly to the buckeye state from california where he wrapped up a lucrative fund-raising trip last night in san francisco. another death linked to that meningitis outbreak. the centers for disease control says at least 105 people have been sickened by that rare fungal infection. nine people are dead, two of those deaths were in maryland and virginia. health officials linked the outbreak to steroid shots used for back pain. the shots were made by a speclty pharmacy in massachusetts. the cdc telling doctors, stop using any drugs made by that pharmacy. this form of meningitis is not contagious. check your freezer. giant is voluntarily recalling a popular gelato because of a possible salmonella contamination related to peanut butter.
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talenti cook lat peanut butter cup gelato. take your receipt to giant for a full refund. at least 35 salmonella cases in 19 states including maryland and virginia are linked to a peanut company in new mexico. sunland shut down its plant after fda confirmed salmonella found there. the company provides products to trader joe's, giant, whole foods and target. two games down, both the nationals and orioles are all tied up in their playoff series. after winning game one in thrilling fashion, game two turned out to be a let-down for the nats. the nationals jumped out to a 1-0 lead early. things went quickly downhill. starter jordan zimmermann struggled, going three innings and giving up five runs. cardinals offense rough up the nats pitching staff cruising to a 12-4 win. after the game, manager davey johnson said his team didn't make enough adjustments to the cardinals' high-powered offense. >> that's just a little
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inexperience. you can't -- he's got a very live fastball. but, you know. his game plan basically is stay away and pound the zone. >> the series tied up one game apiece. game three is tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. edwin jackson will pitch for the nats. chris carpenter will take the mound for the cardinals. orioles a strike away. the yankees could be a swing away. and the series is tied at a game apiece. >> the orioles won't go down without a fight. they beat the yankees 3-2 in game two of their american league division series. mark reynolds drove in what proved to be the game-winning run in the sixth inning. game three of the series is set for tomorrow night in new york. >> i'm glad we're this far into october and still talking about baseball. >> so exciting. we're going to win again. >> absolutely. 4:37 is our time. ahead on "news 4 today," new criticism for the deadly attacks
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on americans in libya. the critical mistake one top leader is pointing out. how one daredevil is going to the ends of the earth for the record books. a chilly morning. your forecast is next.
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daredevil felix baumgartner
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is set to try a 23 mile high skydive. baumgartner will jump out of a balloon over new mexico and be freefalling at speeds around 700 miles per hour. in addition to this record-setting jump he could break the sound barrier. baumgartner has set records for highest parachute jump from a building and also the lowest b.a.s.e. jump in the world. >> break the sound barrier, also he could break his neck. >> the man could seriously injure himself. >> that's roughly the distance from d.c. center to dulles airport. he's going to jump and fall. >> takes all kinds. 4:41. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson to tell us about the forecast. >> hey, there, guys. yesterday, did you know we only hit 55 degrees? that was it. it definitely was a november-type day for us. and today, we're going to be warmer by about 5 degrees and i will take that. in fact, this morning we don't have any 30s showing up as was
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the case today of yesterday. it's mid 40s throughout from adamants morgan 48. laurel and brandy wine 45. spotsylvania 46 a look at the radar. you can see all that wet weather still showing up from warren ton to fredericksburg, annapolis, baltimore. it should be out of here by around 7:00 a.m. clouds, a little sunshine. your temperature 50 to 54, going up to a high today of 60 degrees. we'll take a look at your seven-day forecast coming up at 4:51. right now, "first 4 traffic." checking the roads now. things look pretty good in the area area. if you're making the commute along i-95, your travel lanes are open. take a look right now. traveling southbound, as well as northbound, no issues all the way to 395. take a closer look. as you make your way on 395, traveling past glebe to 14th street bridge, no issues either direction.
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48 degrees. the news 4 live desk is following breaking degrees. the new threat from north korea to the u.s. this morning next. plus, they already keep track of what you like. but we'll show you why facebook could soon turn "i want" into what you buy. how rg3 is feeling following
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breaking news. a warning from north korea that it has missiles that are capable of reaching the u.s. mainland. this is after south korea and the u.s. reached a deal over the weekend to strengthen its missile range to better deal with threats from north korea. this morning, north korea's calling the deal a conspiracy to "ignite war" against the north. the country also says it will
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bolster its military preparedness in response. so far the south korea and u.s. have repeatedly said there's no intention of attacking the north. one of the men in charge of security for u.s. diplomats in libya says the deaths of four americans there last month could have been avoided. lieutenant colonel andrew wood says he was concerned about security in libya months before the attack in benghazi. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. he claims the state department had been withdrawing security forces despite what he calls a deteriorating security situation in the country. wood plans on telling his story to congress tomorrow. now to the race for virginia's u.s. senate seat. right now democrat tim kaine holds a slight lead over republican george allen in recent polls in one of most closely watched races this election year. the candidates were in richmond for a live televised debate. both men say they're the right pick for breaking the partisan
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gridlock in washington. >> we have to have bridge-builders. when george was in the senate he ridiculed john warner's efforts in the the gang of 14 to find compromise saying we don't need to compromise. i think we need people in the senate who know how to compromise and that will move our economy forward. >> i've worked with people on both sides of the aisle, as governor as well as the united states senator, on everything from internet access to screening of newborn babies. and nanotechnology. >> the candidates' final debate will take place next week at virginia tech. the airwaves are already filled with ads on the expanded gambling debate in maryland. now the fight over same-sex marriage is coming to your tv too. >> everyone is entitled to love and respect. but nobody is entitled to redefine marriage. vote against question 6. >> that is the first ad from the maryland marriage alliance which opposes same-sex marriage. question 6 on the state's ballot. marylanders for marriage equality will begin airing ads
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in support of the question starting tomorrow. they watched monday night football last night to raise money for question 6. maryland, maine, and washington state are all holding referendums next month. today is the last day d.c. residents can register to vote by mail. people on must postmark voter registration applications by today. applications are available online and at public libraries, firehouses and police stations. anyone who misses today's deadline can still register to vote during early voting and on election at their polling place. the election is tuesday, november 6th. 4:48. a woman accused of operating an unlicensed day care in her manassas home facing three new charges of child abduction. tara loop was arrested last week. yesterday police said they added
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abduction charges after learning she had nine children in her home, not six, as first method. she allegedly moved three of the children to a neighbor's house before police arrived without their parents' permission. all were under the age of 4. a montgomery county high school athlete may have suffered a spinal injury during football practice. the injury happened while a jv football player practiced yesterday at poolsville high school. a crew flew him to a local trauma center with serious but nonlife threatening injuries. last check he was in stable condition with parties at his side. investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire at an indoor practice facility under construction at the university of virginia in charlottesville. the fire broke out yesterday afternoon sending thick black smoke in the air. officials say crews were working on the building when the fire started. the richmond times dispatch reports a worker was installing rods when insulation and tar on the roof caught fire from the drilling sparks. the facility was scheduled to open next august.
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we should get a better sense today of whether robert griffin the third is dealing with lasting effects from the concussion he suffered on sunday. he was hurt on this play in the third quarter. skins coach mike shanahan says griffin seems to be doing well. no headaches, dizziness, vomiting. he has to pass neurological tests before being cleared to play or practice again. >> we're hoping for a speedy recovery. we need him back on the field. >> absolutely. hopefully he'll turn things around. he thinks he'll be able to play this weekend. >> he tweeted something like that. rain, cold? >> rain moving out. but still chilly. so at least we're not getting the two together again. outside right now for sure we've got clouds. still some showers that are left over from last night and even yesterday. 48 degrees the temperature. remember yesterday this time, we're at 45. 46 degrees. doing a little better this
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morning. our wind is out of the north at 12 miles per hour. so that's helping the fog to form. but that rain, you can see it on radar. frid ricks burg, warren ton, d.c., waldorf, streaming out of here right now. the bigger part of it around clinton and waldorf head toward annapolis, maryland. hanging on for a couple of hours until about 7:00 a.m. i do expect some sunshine today. we'll turn partly sunny. tomorrow, a little bit of sunshine too with another weather front that will be moving in. that could deliver a little isolated sprinkle at best, i think, to the area. so just a few clouds coming back tomorrow. and then some sunshine on tap for thursday. temperature on thursday behind that front back to the mid 60s. so right now, tomorrow looks as though we're going to get back to october-type conditions. for today, though, still feeling like november out there. chilly. 57 to 60 degrees. again, that rain ending at about 7:00 a.m., moving on out of here. partly cloudy, chilly, you're
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going to need a jacket for the evening. temperature 48 to 54 degrees. here's a look at your four-day forecast. from 60 today, still feeling chilly and cool, to 70 degrees tomorrow. i think 70 is going to be wednesday our best day out of the work week. mid to upper 60s on thursday and friday. if you're looking ahead to the weekend, sure, i know you are. 66 on saturday with a mostly sunny sky. then we've got warm conditions on sunday and monday, the early part of next week. yeah, i'm going to like seeing the return of 74, 75 degrees for sure. let's get a look at first 4 traffic now. you're not alone on that. let's head to the roadways. your commute looks nice as you make your commute along i-95. as well as the parkway, no issues in maryland. traveling along 50, we'll check things out this. clear as you make your way between annapolis heading to the beltway. a live look as you head past landover road, clear as you
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connect to new york avenue in both directions. you could soon send out your holiday wish list without ever leaving facebook. the social network giant testing a feature called collections. it allows users to find items they want and click on a special "want" button. people can see the wanted items and can go to online stores to buy them. so far facebook working with seven retail others that new feature including pottery barn and victoria's secret. apple fans, you'll soon have another toy to fawn over. the company reportedly ordered 10 million ipad minis which insiders say will be announced october 17th and go on sale november 2nd. the new tablet will be around 7 inches compared to the 9-inch ipad. ipad is facing competition from amazon and microsoft that have both released smaller and less-expensive tablets. will it be about the money? >> i don't know. i think people who are apple
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people, ipad and ipod people, they'll spend whatever it costs. to have a mini? when they have a regular one? >> to have an apple product available for purchase, whatever it is. they start making socks, charge you 300 bucks for it, there will be lines. 4:54. it was a stunning scene which should have been a celebration. coming up, the latest fallout from this wedding brawl. why the pesky problem you may be noticing around your home is nothing to raise a stink about. plus, it is no factory-installed option. the surprise discovery made let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs
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when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs.
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many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message.
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if i've started seeing stink bugs turn up again you're not alone. farmers and scientists say they've arrived in full force in maryland. the u.s. agriculture department says a population of stink bugs in frederick county is up 60% from a year ago. that number is not as high as in 2010 when stink bugs were just about everywhere. researchers are looking at a couple of options to combat the stink bug problem, including introducing insects that are predators of the stink bug into the area. good, more bugs. there's a plan in the works to add a new hotel, apartments and shops at the rockville town square. montgomery county announced a grant from the economic fund. construction will happen at a
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parking lot on the former site of the rockville mall. the 14-story building will include a cambrian suites hotel with apartments above, 40 moderately priced housing units. developers say this has been a long time coming. >> we're ecstatic to see this happening. we've been looking for a hotel for downtown rockville for literally decades. this is a dream come true. >> the county and developers still need to work on a deal to replace the parking spots before the project can move forward. county officials plan to hold the ground-breaking ceremony next month. the project expected to take two years to complete. you know, this cold weather has a lot of people looking for ways to keep warm. >> including me and you. that's how a kitten got himself into a tight spot. the 3-week-old kitten was hiding in a car's engine compartment. the driver called prince george's county firefighters when he heard the meows coming from his car. firefighters banged on the car's engine a few times and the kitten came out of hiding, poor
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thing. one of the firefighters is going to adopt the cat and decided to call it columbo because it was found on columbus day. happy ending for all. >> pretty cute. way i the only one distracted by the firefighter in the shorts? got on the big coat? just an observation. yes, the kitten is cute and warm. and now, from washington's leading news station, this is "news 4 today." don't forget that jacket, maybe pants too. we're waking up to another day of chilly temperatures around the d.c. area. what you can expect as you head out the door in just a few moments. good morning, everybody, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> welcome, tuesday, october 9th, 2012. what jerry sandusky is saying about his sexual abuse case as he prepares for his lengthy prison